Texas

Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks Upward

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

185992939 10 Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks UpwardHot Halloween Costumes

3258814 Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks UpwardTop 10 Horror Films

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks UpwardMissing Summer?

 alt=Celebrities And Their Dogs

cowb thumb Texas Unemployment Rate Ticks UpwardCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - State officials say the Texas unemployment rate rose slightly in February to 6.4 percent but add that leading industries continue to show growth.

The rate is an increase from 6.3 percent in January and 6.1 percent in December. The Texas Workforce Commission reports Friday the state added 80,600 jobs in February, bringing the total seasonally adjusted, nonfarm jobs added over the last year to 359,800.

The state unemployment rate remains well below the 7.1 percent recorded in February 2012. It’s also below the latest national rate of 7.7 percent.

Officials say state industries such as construction and manufacturing added 21,200 jobs in February. Employment in professional and business services rose by 25,400 jobs.

The Midland area recorded the lowest unemployment rate in February at 3.2 percent.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES